Raising Black Children

Dr. Vibe asks a Black American thought leader about some of the challenges faced by parents and caregivers face raising Black children

Baltimore native, David Miller, has received international acclaim for Dare to Be King: What If the Prince Lives. A Survival Workbook for African American Males, a thought provoking, 52-week curriculum teaching adolescent males how to survive and thrive in toxic environments.

Dr. Vibe asks Mr. Miller about raising Black children in today’s world.

During the conversation, Mr. Miller talks about:

  • Some of his background
  • Memories of him being raised by his parents in a tough Baltimore neighbourhood experiencing trauma and loss
  • Some of the values his parents instilled in him
  • Realizing at a young age that he wanted to be a global citizen, the importance of reading and the importance of Black parenting especially parenting young Black men
  • Some of the challenges parenting Black children today compared to when he was a child
  • The impact of technology on parenting
  • The importance of parents realizing that they are their child’s first teacher
  • Parenting in America compared to parenting in Ghana

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